April 14, 1999
Extend SQL on Microsoft and Sybase SQL Servers with Transact-SQL Programming
SEBASTOPOL, CA-Some of the most exciting and innovative
information systems in development or production today employ the
Transact-SQL programming language. Transact-SQL, the powerful
language used by developers and database administrators to
extend the power of SQL relational database language on Microsoft
and Sybase servers, is experiencing dramatic growth, and O'Reilly's
latest release, Transact-SQL Programming was designed to meet the
needs of administrators and developers who want to tap the enormous
potential of Transact-SQL.
Dramatic Growth of Transact-SQL
"Unit sales of Microsoft SQL Server have been increasing by 80 to
100% a year. The installed base of Microsoft SQL Server now exceeds
three million, and Microsoft expects the number of licenses to double
over the next year," explains Kevin Kline, co-author of the just released
book, Transact-SQL Programming. Charles Stevens, vice president of
the application developers customer unit at Microsoft agrees: "The
number of SQL Server-based applications has quadrupled in 18 months,
and we expect even more dramatic growth with the breakthrough product
that we have in SQL Server 7.0."
"Toss in the considerable market presence and growth of Sybase
products from the Unix and Windows NT arena to Windows 95 and Windows
98," says Kline "and you will discover another group of products where
the Transact-SQL language is growing rapidly. Sybase's widely acclaimed
Adaptive Server Enterprise on the high end, and SQL Anywhere Studio on
the desktop, push the Transact-SQL language to even more users.
Sybase has gone from a 1985 startup co-founded by Mark Hoffman
and Bob Epstein in Bob's home to one of the top ten independent software
houses of 1998. Sybase products are firmly entrenched in much of
the Fortune 500."
Transact-SQL Programming "highly recommended"
Transact-SQL Programming is the bible for Microsoft and Sybase
database developers. It contains everything you need to know to take best
advantage of Transact-SQL's Capabilities-language syntax, best practices
for programming, and a wide variety of real-world examples you can put
to use in your own applications. In addition, Transact-SQL Programming
carefully explains the differences between the Microsoft and Sybase
versions of the language.
"In writing this book, our intention has been to provide you with a
comprehensive resource for Transact-SQL programming. Too many
people have to learn programming languages through trial and error.
We'll try to spare you. This book will show you the basic building blocks
of Transact-SQL, coupled with useful and complete examples. As with
many programming languages, Transact-SQL offers you many different
ways to meet a set of programming requirements." says Kline.
Transact-SQL Programming comes with a CD-ROM containing an
extensive set of examples from the book, along with evaluation editions
of Microsoft SQL Server 7.0, SQL-Programmer (by Sylvain Faust), and
Rapid SQL (by Embarcadero Technologies).
What the Critics Say about
"I was part of the original team that designed the Transact-SQL
language in 1985-and I still learned a few things from this book.
Transact-SQL Programming gives developers the detailed information
they need to get the best value out of the language, as well as the
specific differences between the Microsoft and Sybase implementations."
-- Bob Epstein, Executive Vice-President, Sybase, Inc.
"Transact SQL Programming by Kevin Kline, Lee Gould and Andrew
Zanevsky is the most thorough and usable book I have found. I rely
on it as my primary reference when I am faced with any Transact-SQL
operation that is unfamiliar. This book has improved my SQL
programming by leaps and bounds. I highly recommend it to anyone who
needs to either improve their current SQL programming skill set or
learn Transact-SQL. This book is my 'right arm'-almost as good as
having a full-time personal SQL consultant at my side." -- Lynda Davis,
Systems Analyst/SQL DBA, Allied Riser Communications, Inc.
For more information, including Table of Contents and index, see:
*Although Microsoft currently has only 15% of the overall database market
(in comparison, Oracle has about 30% of that market) it has about 40% of
the Windows NT market, and NT sales doubled last year (statistics from
International Data Corporation, Dataquest, and VARBusiness Magazine).
Covers Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Sybase Adaptive Server 11.5
By Kevin Kline, Lee Gould & Andrew Zanevsky
Foreword by Bob Epstein
1st Edition March 1999 (US)
1-56592-401-0, 836 pages, $44.95 (US$) Includes CD-ROM
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